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Week 3 in the Plastic Free Challenge


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Why I’m Choosing to Go Plastic Free

Great news: I’m starting week #3 of going plastic free in July. And I know from the positive response to the poll question of my blog on June 30 that many of you have decided to join me. Thank you, Norwex Movement members and guests, for being a part of this journey!

As you know, I started by taking the Plastic Free Foundation’s Plastic Free July challenge. The tools, tips and resources that this amazing organization provides are helping millions of people worldwide reduce their use of plastic, even during times like these when reusable is not always an option.

And it comes at a vital time—even after working to reduce plastic waste for years, I was stunned to hear how much the pandemic is adding to the problem. We’re using billions and billions of single-use protective masks and gloves each month, and they’re turning up at an alarming rate in our waterways and oceans as this video shows: Instagram – Disposable Masks Discarded

Plastic Isn’t Pretty

It harms our bodies, our planet and the creatures that live here. Here are just some of the things I’ve learned and shared about plastic over the last few years:

So What Can We Do?

Reducing the amount of plastic we rely on is really not that hard. As this fun video shows, everyone can make simple swaps that help reduce the plastic we think we need. YouTube: Plastic Free July – It’s as easy as this!

comment_2Have you taken the Plastic Free July challenge? I would love to hear about your experiences so far. What have you learned about yourself? Which changes have been easy? Which ones a little more challenging? Please share your comments with other readers below. Together, we are stronger!

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Going plastic-free is easier than I thought!

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Maricel Fair
Maricel Fair
2 months ago

Recycling can reduce waste products and by eliminating plastics, we can help save the environment.

Ruth-Ann
Ruth-Ann
2 months ago

Reducing plastic has been a little difficult as my partner uses a lot of plastic and doesn’t think differently, so I’ve been introducing slowly removing plastics hoping to change our habits

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2 months ago
Reply to  Ruth-Ann

Keep up the good work Ruth-Ann! Kudos to you for making small, conscious choices that will WILL make a difference!

Amy Hepfner
Amy Hepfner
2 months ago

I found silicone baggies for storage instead of using 1 use plastic ones. I asked for them for Christmas and my son’s beautiful girlfriend bought me some. I use them all the time! I also found silicone air lock lids for bowls and dishes online as well. They work great for food storage!! Love it and it saves me so much money!!

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2 months ago
Reply to  Amy Hepfner

We love those ideas! Thanks for sharing, Amy!

Karla Collins
Karla Collins
2 months ago

I love everything about this post. I had to say “no’ to the vote this time because I see Covid-19 moving us backwards when so many had made changes away from 1 time use products, but now I am seeing and having to use in many places, 1 time use plastic gloves, no more bringing my own grocery bag or refillable mug to the gas station… we were moving forward and now in the scare, it is going backwards.. and don’t even get me going on the disposable wipes… I pray for all of us!